About

Circo de Ideias is an architecture publisher, bookshop and gallery based in Porto, at Bairro da Bouça. Founded in 2008, as a nonprofit cultural organization, Circo de Ideias is committed to promote the dissemination and study of architecture.

Direction

Magda Seifert

Founder and director of Circo de Ideias, a cultural association where she coordinates, since 2008, several book editions, conferences and exhibition projects. Vice-Director of Porto Design Biennale and part of the esad—idea team, research in Design and Art. Architect graduated from the University School of Arts of Coimbra (2006). Between 2014 and 2016, she collaborated with the Canadian Center for Architecture Álvaro Siza’s archive transfer to this institution. In 2015-17, with Luís Tavares Pereira and Bruno Baldaia, she commissioned the 5th edition of Habitar Portugal. Between 2010 and 2014, she was part of the Ordem dos Arquitectos team, working directly with the board. In this context she worked in the organization of various cultural projects.

Pedro Baía

Founder and director of Circo de Ideias, a cultural association where he coordinates, since 2008, several book editions, conferences and exhibition projects. Researcher at Lab2PT – Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory from Minho University. Architect graduated from the Architecture Department of Coimbra University (2005), where he presented in 2014 his doctoral thesis «From Broadcast to Reception: Reflections of Team 10 in the Portuguese Architectural Culture 1951-1981». Invited assistant professor at EAUM – Minho University School of Architecture from 2014 to 2017. Architecture critic for Público newspaper since 2017 and member of Friendly Fire collective since 2010.

Editing, design and production

Rita Castilho

With a bachelor degree in Graphic Design from Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD), she finished in 2017 her master degree in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at Fine Arts School of Porto’s University (FBAUP). In 2016, she did her internship at YURR Studio, in The Netherlands. Alongside graphic design, she works in illustration under the name Rita Laranja.